By Any Definition, Barack Obama is a Socialist

Many Americans find it difficult to place their trust in President Barack Obama.  Why?  Because, by any definition*, he is a socialist intent upon forcing socialism on the people of the United States.

Don’t believe it?  Then consider three definitions of “socialism,” courtesy of Merriam-Webster.

Definition #1: Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.

In line with the definition above, we’ve seen President Obama’s federal government seize partial ownership of automakers, banks and other financial institutions and insurance companies, to name a few.

According to Bill Gross at Pensions & Investments Online, government ownership and control of vital financial and manufacturing institutions will politely be described as “industrial based” policy and “burden sharing,” but we should have no doubt that we will move significantly away from the free market model that has dominated capitalistic countries for the past 25 years.

Definition #2: A system of society or group living in which there is no private property a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.

Per the second definition, we’ve seen AIG employees have their legal employment contracts essentially nullified and have their legal bonuses seized via bully tactics implemented by President Obama, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and others in Congress.

In a Daily Press article today, economist Walter Williams writes that he is “all too afraid that a historian, a hundred years from now, will footnote America as a historical curiosity where people once enjoyed private property rights and limited government but it all returned to mankind’s normal state of affairs — arbitrary abuse and control by the powerful elite.”

Definition #3: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.

The third definition brings to mind not-too-distant images of a presidential nominee advocating the redistribution of Americans’ wealth.  As recently as this morning, an Associated Press headline tried and convicted President Obama for breaking the promise he made to not raise taxes on poor people.  See PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama tax pledge up in smoke for details.

Welcome to the “Land of Hope and Change.”

Cartoon courtesy My Personal Litmus

5 thoughts on “By Any Definition, Barack Obama is a Socialist

  1. Great blog Bob! You will have to let me know if you get some Obamaphant, usually anonymous, that leaves the Obama is not a socialist comment. I have been getting a lot of those lately. I don’t think the public schools teach what a socialist is these days, so how would most people know anyway. You have done a great service once again.

  2. I don’t think you actually understand the above definitions or the Obama Admin’s actions. It would make sense you’d be a Republican

  3. We need to vote out this socialist in 2012! The dems are going to be running scared in the fall when they lose their majority and then the White house. Everyone needs to get out and vote, make sure all your friends and family are registered. Get the word out.

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